This is a very exciting week on the creative level! On Thursday a theatre production opens here in Lyon, featuring songs and music written and performed by yours truly. (To enlarge the following images from the flyer, simply click on them).
I don't suppose any of you fellow bloggers are going to be able to make it. But Verilion? Didn't you say you were coming to Lyon the weekend after next? I was so thrilled to be able to do something like this, especially a production that is totally in French. I have close ties with the theatre company and jumped at the chance to create some music. I have played the piano in shows before, in New Zealand and in Britain, but this is my first time in France and the first time my own music is being used.
I recorded the piano music for this, to avoid having to play every night during the two weeks of performances. I haven't seen anything at all of the show yet (I'll get my first peek at the dress rehearsal on Wednesday night) and I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous. How will the music come across? How is it being used? How will the songs be sung? I will let you know. I will also put up a video later with some highlights.
Meanwhile, check out these publicity shots that I took for the play. It's a comedy about an old music star, La Divine, who attempts a comeback with the help of her former pianist/songwriter, Elliot Franklin.